Torchbearers Legacy Society

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Torchbearers Legacy Society

The Torchbearers of Caltech are investors in the future of the Institute who share the desire to ensure that their support continues beyond their lifetimes.

Torchbearer membership is extended to individuals who have provided for Caltech in their wills or living trusts, designated Caltech as a beneficiary of life insurance or retirement accounts, or completed deferred gifts for the benefit of the Institute. Deferred gifts include charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, a remainder interest in a residence, or a similar arrangement


If you are interested in joining the Torchbearers Legacy Society click here. We are eager to thank you, make sure the purpose of your gifts is understood by Caltech, and include you in the Torchbearers of Caltech.


Every year in the Spring and in the Fall, the Office of Gift Planning publishes a newsletter called Techniques. Donors tell us in their own words about planned gifts they’ve made and what it means to them. Click here to see our latest issue.  If you would like to see past issues of Techniques click here.

Torchbearer Events

Torchbearer membership includes invitation to events such as lectures by world-renowned scholars, an annual appreciation luncheon, and a social held during Reunion weekend. These member-exclusive gatherings are special opportunities to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Click here to see upcoming events.

Torchbearer Stories

Caltech greatly appreciates the thoughtful and visionary support the Torchbearers provide. Read their stories here.

Download the Torchbearers Legacy Society Honor Roll (PDF)

Caltech publicly recognizes Torchbearers who have expressly given permission to list their names. Caltech honors all requests for anonymity.